We are thrilled to offer a vibrant palette of Jill Draper’s Mohonk, one of the all-time great American yarns.
Mohonk is a go-to sweater yarn. And shawl yarn. And accessory yarn. It’s just a darn good yarn.
Want to cook up a project you loved in MDK March Mayhem? Scroll down for Mohonk/Mayhem pattern pairings.
Specs & Details
338 m per skein
3.25 - 3.5mm
Knit the one you loved in MDK March Mayhem! This is a terrific yarn for the following Mayhem patterns. (Please consult the Ravelry link to determine yarn requirements for your size, and see the note below on Mohonk’s gauge range.)
Tensho by Beatrice Perron Dahlen. 3 skeins in main color, 1 skein contrast color.
Humulus by Isabell Kraemer. 3-5 skeins in main color, 1 skein contrast color.
Zweig by Caitlin Hunter. 3-5 skeins in main color, 1 skein contrast color.
Monochrome by Katrin Schneider. 3-6 skeins in main color, 1 skein contrast color.
The Weekender by Andrea Mowry. 3-5 skeins in 1 color.
Moth Cardigan by Amy Christoffers. 3 skeins in 1 color.
Anker’s Cardigan by Petite Knits. 4-5 skeins in 1 color.
Tailfeather by Heidi Kirrmaier. 4-5 skeins in 1 color.
Wheat by Alina Schneider. 3-4 skeins in 1 color.
Hummelo by Martha Wissing. 4 skeins in 1 color.
Neck & Shoulders
Kite Runner by Jana Huck. 3 colors total, 1 skein of each color.
Naos by Hilary Smith Callis. 2 skeins in 1 color.
Dohne by Gretha Mensen. 3 skeins in 1 color.
Abys cowl by Carol Feller. 2 skeins in 1 color.
Mohonk is a springy, soft, almost cottony unregistered Cormo wool yarn, spun in the United States to Jill Draper’s specifications. This is a wool yarn that can be worn right next to the skin.
Mohonk’s base is sublime, but what draws you in is the color. Jill’s hand-dyed solid colors are unlike any other yarns we know. There is a shifting, nuanced variation of saturation that deepens the beauty of any garment, without shouting “Look! I’m hand dyed!”
Note on Mohonk’s gauge range. While Mohonk is labeled as a sport weight, we’ve swatched it up into lovely fabrics at gauges typically calling for DK or worsted weight yarns (such as the Easel Sweater in MDK Field Guide No. 3: Wild Yarns).
We even doubled it and got gauge for Kate Davies’s popular Carbeth pullover and cardigan, yielding a bulky-weight fabric with a miraculously airy feel.